A Primer of Burns

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Methuen, 1896 - 187 pages

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Page 9 - METHUEN'S PUBLICATIONS Poetry Rudyard Kipling. BARRACK-ROOM BALLADS. By RUDYARD KIPLING. 6yd Thousand. Crown Svo. 6s. Leather, 6s. net. 'Mr. Kipling's verse is strong, vivid, full of character. . . . Unmistakeable genius rings in every line.' — Times. ' The ballads teem with imagination, they palpitate with emotion. We read them with laughter and tears ; the metres throb in our pulses, the cunningly ordered words tingle with life; and if this be not poetry, what is ? '—Pall Mall Gazette.
Page 36 - A series of Translations from the Greek and Latin Classics, distinguished by literary excellence as well as by scholarly accuracy.
Page 11 - BALLADS OF THE BRAVE : Poems of Chivalry, Enterprise, Courage, and Constancy, from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. Edited, with Notes, by Rev. F. LANGBRIDGE. Crown 8vo, Buckram y. 6d. School Edition, 2s. 6d. ' A very happy conception happily carried out. These " Ballads of the Brave " are intended to suit the real tastes of boys, and will suit the taste of the great majority.
Page 15 - Crown 8vo. 3*. 6d. This book is intended for the Middle and Upper Forms of Public Schools and for Pass Students at the Universities. It contains copious Tables, etc. ' An original work written on an original plan, and with uncommon freshness and vigour.
Page 60 - A wish (I mind its power), A wish, that to my latest hour Shall strongly heave my breast, — That I, for poor auld Scotland's sake, Some usefu' plan or book could make, Or sing a sang at least.
Page 133 - I had met with a collection of letters by the wits of Queen Anne's reign, and I pored over them most devoutly. I kept copies of any of my own letters that pleased me, and a comparison between them and the composition of most of my correspondents flattered my vanity. I carried this whim so far, that though I had not three-farthings...
Page 29 - A book which has abundantly satisfied us by its capital humour.
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Page 21 - Amongst all the innumerable English editions of the "Imitation," there can have been few which were prettier than this one, printed in strong and handsome type, with all the glory of red initials.

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